Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas on Wednesday hosted a group of British- Pakistani youth to a lunch at the British Parliament.
A detailed exchange of views took place on encouraging a more proactive role of youth in the British society through focus on education and enhanced political and socio-economic participation, a statement of the High Commission issued in London said.
In view of their concerns on the situation in Kashmir, the High Commissioner gave them an update on human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and Pakistan’s efforts to highlight the issue on various forums.
Among others, the lunch was attended by Lord Nazir Ahmed and Khalid Mehhmood MP.
For the Pakistan High Commission in London, 2018 is the year of youth engagement. Several events will be organized by the High Commission around this theme to connect with the youth and initiate a dialogue on issues important to them.
Pakistanis and Britons of Pakitan origin are said to be the second largest community among South Asians in UK. Their number varies in the range of 1.2 million to 1.5 million according to an estimate.